Sherwes Travel
Tripoli 08.12.2019 
Libya Latest News
Libya Business Events
Executive Club
Libya dripping rain
Planning your Libya trip
Fly to Malta & Transfer to Tripoli
Welcome to Tripoli
Travel Services
Book your hotel now
Submit Libya hotel review
Check My Trip
Galileo ViewTrip
Travellers Checklist
Day trips
Sherwes Travel Blog
Libyan Beaches
Libyan Sahara
Day trips
Day trips
Libyan Poetry
Berber beauty
British Consulate
Castle Intrigue
Villa Sileen
Roman Dinners
The White Fathers in Ghadames
Who were the Severans?
The mystery of silphium
Libyan Sloughi
Customer Feeback
Weather in Libya
Libya Quiz
1,75176 LYD
2,59496 LYD
1,2713 LYD
Tourism Concern
Sherwes Travel

<< Go back

Weekly Security Review

2012-03-05 –

Tripoli will remain calm, although the risk of clashes between rival militia groups in the city will remain. Although it remains unclear to what extent elements formerly loyal to the Gaddafi regime remain, and if they possess the capability to carry out attacks in the country, the risk of attacks by those opposed to the revolution and the current interim process will endure.

The risk of detention of foreign personnel will remain throughout those areas less travelled. Personnel in more remote areas, or cities deemed to be less stable such as Sirte and to the south towards Jabal Nafusa, are at risk of being viewed with suspicion by local militia groups and national army factions.

The risk of kidnap in southern areas near the borders with Algeria, Niger and Chad, also remains. Since the beginning of the conflict in February 2011, there have been a number of reports of kidnappings of Western personnel in the west of the country, to the south of Tripoli.


Tripoli remains calm, although there is an ongoing risk of clashes between rival militia groups who remain in control of key areas on the outskirts of the city, and who have clashed in both central and outlying areas in recent months. Areas around Tripoli International Airport, the airport highway and former compounds belonging to members of the Gaddafi family which are now occupied by militia groups, are assessed to be most at risk of clashes.

AKE sources on the ground report that possible tensions could result in clashes around the former women’s military base at the end of the Corniche road near the Marriott hotel and Souq al-Thalata roundabout. The base is currently occupied by the al-Swahli militia from Misrata, and there have been a number of cases over the past month of local militia groups attempting to extricate non-local militias from their bases in the city.

The neighbourhoods of Abu Salim and Hadba are still assessed by AKE personnel on the ground to be the highest risk areas in the city for foreign personnel. These areas were known to be home to pro-Gaddafi supporters during the conflict, and it remains unclear to what extent former loyalist elements remain.

Despite this, movement around the city is good, and the reaction towards foreign personnel is positive. Media personnel are largely greeted favourably, however they should be aware of reports of hostility and intimidation by militiamen as they arrived to cover recent clashes in the city.

There is a low militia presence throughout much of the city, and those that are present are often part of the recently formed national army. There is a low police presence as well, and those who are present appear to be largely restricted to traffic duties. Personnel returning to the city should be aware of the lack of any organised law enforcement and have a number of contingencies in mind in the case of emergencies. Those planning to remain in the city, or the wider country for a prolonged period are advised to contact their embassy to assess their capabilities in case of an emergency.

Meanwhile, Amnesty International on 29 February demanded the release of two British journalists held by militiamen from Misrata for over a week. The two journalists with Press TV and their Libyan colleagues were detained by members of the al-Swehli militia in Tripoli on 21 February. They were accused of entering Libya without proper visas.


Hundreds of people protested outside the main courthouse in Benghazi on 2 March, demanding that the militia which had occupied the building during the revolution leave and allow judges to return to work. The militia has been using the courthouse as its headquarters, and reportedly wants it to remain as a symbol of the revolution. The protests were a sign of the growing frustration at the continued presence of militias and lack of centralised law enforcement in the country.

/Business News/

Plasma Hotel**** - Tripoli
This very luxurious hotel is located just steps from Tripoli International Fair and a short walk to the city centre (Martyre Square). The hotel boasts wonderful views of the Tripoli city.
Read more Read more
Bab El Bahar Hotel**** - Tripoli
Bab El Bahar hotel is situated in the financial district of the city of Tripoli, it over looks the coast of the Mediterranean.
Read more Read more
Awal Hotel**** - Tripoli
Awal hotel is a new boutique hotel in Tripoli and with its central location, it offers the very best in modern hotel comfort. WELCOME!!!
Read more Read more
Al Fousulmain.jpg
Four Seasons Hotel (1) - Tripoli
This luxuriously appointed hotel has been designed to reflect the mélange between the modernity and the Libyan traditional hosting.
Read more Read more
Al Khaleejh_01.jpg
Al Khaleej Hotel*** - Tripoli
This charming and affordable hotel with cosy rooms and friendly English speaking staff is an easy stroll to the city centre.
Read more Read more
Al Kabir1_0.jpg
Al Kabir Hotel**** - Tripoli /Closed for renovation.
Al Kabir (Grand) is a 4 star hotel that is surrounded by gardens and offers spectacular views of the Mediterranean Sea.
Read more Read more
Al SarayaH_M1.jpg
Al Saraya Hotel*** - Tripoli
The hotel enjoys an excellent location, in the town centre, just a few meters from the lovely Avenue Omar Al Mokhtar and is just opposite Tripoli International Fairground.
Read more Read more
Zumit Hotel*** - Tripoli
An ancient 3 star hotel from the Othman period used since it was built as a hotel and as a rendezvous for convey merchants coming from Africa and Europe.
Read more Read more
Tripoli International Hotel**** - Tripoli
This hotel is very nice. It's only been open for a couple of months so it feels very new and clean.
Read more Read more
Thobacts Hotel**** - Tripoli
Thobacts Hotel, located in the heart of Tripoli City, is within walking distance of Tripoli International Fair, Fatha Tower, Martyre Square and Lido beach.
Read more Read more
El Kh_H.jpg
El Khan Hotel*** - Tripoli
A lovely 16c riad style boutique hotel, very tastefully decorated. The hotel boasts lovely plunge pool and very good restaurant. Perfectly located in the heart of the medina.
Read more Read more
Diplomatic Hotel*** - Tripoli
Diplomatic hotel is a newly opened star hotel and is located in the heart of Tripoli´s commercial center.
Read more Read more
Libya Hotel - Tripoli ***
The central location in one of Tripoli's most dynamic business districts gives you access to reach the Tripoli International Fairground, El Fatah tower and Burj Abu Lila within a few minutes walking distance.
Read more Read more
The Golden Chain Hotel *** - Tripoli
It's a lovely and charming hotel. Only 5 minutes walking distance from Tripoli International Fair.
Read more Read more
Al Okhwa Hotel*** - Tripoli
Al Okhwa hotel is one of the modern hotels in Tripoli and is located in the city centre only few meters from Tripoli International Trade Fair.
Read more Read more
Al Waddan Hotel***** Tripoli
This 5-star hotel is situated in the heart of Tripoli and nestles between the mature trees and shrubs that line the Corniche.
Read more Read more
Al Fousul Al Arbaa Hotel (2) ** - Tripoli
There's an abundance of creature comforts and delights at this centrally located hotel. Close to Tripoli International Fair, Martyre Sqaure and Tripoli's old town (medina).
Read more Read more
Corinthia Bab Africa Hotel ***** - Tripoli
This 5 star hotel is Located in one of the fanciest neighbourhoods in Tripoli.
Read more Read more
Al Kendi Hotel** - Tripoli
It is one of the excellent hotels which is located in the middle of Tripoli city.
Read more Read more
Al Andalus Hotel ** Tripoli
This stylish two-star is located in the city centre of close to businesses, shopping centres and area attractions.
Read more Read more
Assafi Hotel** -Tripoli
The friendly, peaceful 2-star Assafi hotel is ideally located on a small, quiet street and right across from Tripoli International Fair.
Read more Read more
Thuria Hotel *** - Tripoli
Thuria hotel is ideally situated to make the most of any trip to Tripoli.
Read more Read more
Ashajara Hotel*** - Tripoli
Ashajara hotel is a 3 star hotel located in Dahra area, which is in the heart of the city. Its unique location grants the residents an easy access to the Tripoli utilities & services.
Read more Read more
Safwa Hotel*** - Tripoli
SAFWA hotel is a First Class, 3 star hotel that has been uniquely designed in suites. It is located in the the old Italian quarter in the center of Tripoli.
Read more Read more
Zahrat El Khaleej Hotel *** - Tripoli
A charming Hotel that is located in the city centre. The hotel offers a reasonable price for good standard accommodation
Read more Read more
Yousser Hotel Tripoli **
Yousser hotel is located in the Italian old quarter Dahra, close to the Embassy of Italy and Al Wadan hotel.
Read more Read more
Bait Al Sharq Hotel*** - Tripoli
Bait Al Sharq Hotel provides the value for money hard to find in this area.Extremely well located.
Read more Read more
Ny bild.GIF
Radisson Blu Hotel***** Tripoli
Coming soon. The hotel is Located in one of the fanciest neighbourhoods in Tripoli. Location: 800 meters from Green Square.
Read more Read more
Al Rayan Hotel*** - Tripoli
New hotel coming soon.
Read more Read more
New hotel
Coming soon.
Read more Read more
New hotel
Coming soon.
Read more Read more
New hotel
Coming soon.
Read more Read more
New hotel
Coming soon.
Read more Read more
Sherwes Travel • P.O. Box 91713 Dath El Emad • Tripoli • Libya • Tel/fax: +218-21-4801370 • Cellphone: +218-925201677
Add to favourites Link to us